Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford rules against net ban as ‘legal absurdity’

In a sweeping judgment in favor of Wakulla County commercial mullet fishermen, Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford on Tuesday ordered a halt to enforcement of Florida’s constitutional amendment limiting net fishing in state coastal waters. Fulford sided with the Wakulla Commercial Fisherman’s Association, Panacea bait-and-tackle shop owner Ronald Fred Crum and county mullet fishermen Jonas Porter and Keith Ward, who sued FWC in 2011. [email protected] 21:46

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